Dr Fiona Reid

Fiona has extensive research experience in the sport, voluntary and tourism sectors. She was co-Principle Investigator for VolPower, a European Commission funded project exploring how volunteering in sports and arts encourages social integration among young people. Fiona also managed the Host City Volunteers research project, which examined the legacy of volunteering at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games. Other research projects have included studies into volunteering at Scottish Open Golf Championships and voluntary sports clubs.

Fiona was formerly a lecturer at Glasgow Caledonia University, where she led various Masters degree courses. She is Vice-Chair of the UK Sports Volunteer Research Network and a member of the Research Advisory Group for the Observatory for Sport in Scotland. Fiona is a keen sportswoman being a Level 4 tennis coach and a member of several golf clubs.

Dr Chris Mills 
(Research Associate)

Chris has extensive experience of research in the sport and voluntary sectors. Chris has worked as a Research Associate for the Institute for Voluntary Action Research (IVAR) for over 10 years, authoring reports on topics as diverse as social value, grant making practices and program evaluations. Chris obtained his PhD by researching sports volunteering and has an MSc in Voluntary and Community Sector Studies.

Chris started his career as a chartered accountant and has management experience in the sport and voluntary sectors, including as the Chief Executive of the Racing Foundation between 2012-2015. Chris is a non-executive director of the LTA Trust and secretary for the UK Sports Volunteering Research Network. In his spare time, Chris is a keen hillwalker and football supporter.

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